New HBHL Research Theme 1 Leader: Blake Richards


Published: 16Sep2022
Headshot of Blake Richards.

We're happy to announce Blake Richards as the new Leader of Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) Research Theme 1: Neuroinformatics and Computational Modelling.

HBHL's Theme 1 Leader plays an essential role in HBHL’s governance and decision-making structure. They also provide critical guidance to HBHL's strategic research priorities, building and endorsing activities and funding initiatives aimed at reaching HBHL’s goals.

We would also take this opportunity to acknowledge the excellent contribution offered by Mallar Chakravarty, who previously held this position.


Blake Richards is an Assistant Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the School of Computer Science at McGill University, and a Core Faculty Member at the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto with a Faculty Affiliation at the Vector Institute. He was the 2019 Canadian Association for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award Recipient, and one of 29 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Canada AI Chairs in 2018.

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